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Handel’s Messiah

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of conductor Osmo Vänskä, present a special one-night only performance of Handel's Messiah.  Composed in 1741, it was first performed in Dublin in April 1742.  Though it received a modest reaction from audiences at first, Messiah has now become one of the best-known and performed choral works....

Highmark Holiday Pops

It's the most wonderful time of the year!  Snow, presents, candy canes - and the Highmark Holiday PopsThe Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra celebrate the season with conductor Daniel Meyer, vocalist Ashley Brown, and a certain special guest with a red suit and a sackful of presents!...

SOLD OUT – Private Dinner with Composer Stewart Copeland

Dine with MCP Composer in Residence Stewart Copeland and MCP Music Director Matthew Mehaffey

  Thursday, October 24, 6pm Casbah Restaurant 229 S. Highland Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15206 Includes a seasonal five-course dinner with wine pairings in Casbah’s private dining room. Click here to see dinner menu. $200 per person includes gratuity ($100 tax-deductible) Join music director Matthew Mehaffey and special guest Stewart Copeland...

Beethoven’s “Fidelio”

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra perform a concert version of Ludwig van Beethoven's opera Fidelio, conducted by PSO Music Director Manfred Honeck.  Fidelio is Beethoven's only opera, and tells the story of Leonore, disguised as a prison guard named Fidelio, saves her husband who is unjustly imprisoned for political crimes....

Junior Mendelssohn Concert: From Stranger to Neighbor

The Junior Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, under the direction of Music Director Dr. Caron Daley, present their annual fall concert, From Stranger to Neighbor.  This program explores the ways in which our global world is present in our local communities and neighborhoods, while celebrating how people from diverse backgrounds can become friends through common experience and respect for one another. The movement, from “stranger...

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